Midwives Model of Care

The Midwives Model of Care was formally defined by Citizens for Midwifery, a consumer group devoted to promoting midwives and midwifery care around the country.

Babymoon Inn is committed to its identity as a both a consumer-guided professionally managed birth center where the clinical care is managed by midwives.  Our philosophy under the Midwives Model of Care condenses into “family-centered care, mother-guided birth, and gentle baby practices.”

The formal definition of the Midwives Model of Care is:

The Midwives Model of Care is based on the fact that pregnancy and birth are normal life processes.

The Midwives Model of Care includes:

  • Monitoring the physical, psychological, and social well-being of the mother throughout the childbearing cycle
  • Providing the mother with individualized education, counseling, and prenatal care, continuous hands-on assistance during labor and delivery, and postpartum support
  • Minimizing technological interventions
  • Identifying and referring women who require obstetrical attention

The application of this woman-centered model of care has been proven to reduce the incidence of birth injury, trauma, and cesarean section.

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